Bringing music education to the people of Haiti
With Just A Guitar
Why bring musical education to Haiti? In 2016 our founder, Brandon Dull, first visited Cap Haitian, Haiti with a small bag of clothes and a guitar on his back. He walked off the small plane with no knowledge of the language or the culture. Additionally, would he be accepted by the local people? The answer is a resounding YES!
Armed with his guitar, he and two other musicians, were able to communicate through music. Upon his return to the United States, he was changed and wanted to continue to make an impact on the community. After that, Rhythm Changes was born. Musical education to Haiti was his primary purpose.
Since that time, Brandon has returned to Haiti numerous times, bringing with him teachers and instruments. As a result, he has changed lives, just as the people of Haiti have changed his.
What Do We Do At Home?
Here at home, Rhythm Changes educates the local community mostly through concerts. For instance we have local bands, including students, that perform at local restaurants, breweries, and community events. Additionally, we gather donations of used musical instruments and other supplies, which are shipped to Haiti whenever possible.
To bring musical education to Haiti through the building of a school and provision of supplies and instruction.
By also providing basic education for children and even medical training programs for adults we impact the larger community by working with individuals.
In addition, it is our goal to help people realize their own potential and to elevate the standards set by the world today.
Therefore Rhythm Changes is always listening to the people we serve. This way we can evolve with their changing needs.
*A special thank you to D’Addario for awarding us a D’Addario Foundation Grant.*